New York Cosmos in discussions with experienced NASL midfielder Lance Laing

Lance Laing [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

TICC has independently learned that the New York Cosmos have been in negotiations with midfielder Lance Laing, who spent last season with Minnesota United. The Jamaican international started 12 of 19 appearances for the Loons in 2016, scoring one goal. Continue reading

Mix-ed Emotions: Could the former USMNT starlet rejuvenate his career with the New York Cosmos?

Mix Diskerud [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

As the month of January comes to a close, the Cosmos have taken large strides forward towards the 2017 season since Rocco B. Commisso took over the club on the 10th. The club has made 15 player signings, most of whom are familiar faces and key pieces who helped the Cosmos win back-to-back NASL Championships. The club also officially announced a move to MCU Park for the upcoming year. While all of the news has caused a sense of optimism about the club’s future, there are still some questions that will need to be answered before the ball first rolls in the Spring Season, especially due to the few attacking pieces that have signed with the team.

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Irvin Herrera joins New York Cosmos, first forward signing of 2017

L-R] Irvin Herrera and GIovanni Savarese [Photo: New York Cosmos]

A new home wasn’t the only announcement the Cosmos had lined up for Thursday as they also announced the acquisition of El Salvadorian forward Irvin Herrera. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, as per club policy, the St. Louis FC website indicates the transaction is a loan from the USL club to the New York side. Continue reading

Cosmos strengthen attack, bring back 2015 star Walter Restrepo

Walter Restrepo and Damien Perrinelle from Red Bull [Photo: Steven Ryan/Newsday]

With the Cosmos attack now the most pressing area of concern in the club’s rebuild, Gio Savarese has brought back a familiar face to help. Tuesday, the Cosmos announced the return of Colombian winger Walter Restrepo. Restrepo returns to New York after being released from his contract by the Philadelphia Union. Continue reading

Speculation: A look at potential New York Cosmos player targets 2.0

Cosmos celebrate their title win in PKs [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

It’s been just over two weeks since our last speculation, but there has definitely been plenty of movement for both the Cosmos and other teams around the NASL. As it stands, the Cosmos have officially announced twelve signings, eleven of them returning Cosmos from last season’s NASL Championship squad, many of whom played a key role in the title run. Here’s what we’ve learned since last time:

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Good things come in threes: Maurer, Holt, and Velela re-sign with New York Cosmos

Jimmy Maurer [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

Following one of the more interesting series of tweets in recent Cosmos social media history, another fan-favorite will be donning green and white once again. However, he won’t be alone. On Friday, the Cosmos announced that goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer would be returning for the 2017 NASL season, along with fellow net minder Brian Holt and U.S. Youth National Team defender Alexis Velela. Continue reading

Ruben Bover departs New York for League Two side Barnet FC

Ruben Bover at the 2016 Soccer Bowl [Photo: Steve Hamlin/TICC]

A week of happy returns to the Cosmos sees one of the more promising Cosmos players depart, as it was announced early Friday morning that winger Ruben Bover would be joining League Two side Barnet FC in England. Continue reading